Electrolytes, some of the most important natural chemicals for a healthy body, do everything from regulate the heartbeat to allow muscles to properly contract. This week, we’ve partnered with USDA organic Coco Libre coconut water, one of the best sources of natural electrolytes, and have filled our boxes with naturally hydrating recipes and ingredients.
An American company that uses only organic coconuts from the Philippines, Coco Libre ensures their organic coconut water maintains as much of its natural health benefits while still being an environmentally friendly product. Give your body the nutrients it needs with these sweet and hydrating recipes!
Coco Libre Pineapple Lime Cooler
If you’re looking for a healthy drink that tastes like a tropical vacation while providing natural electrolytes and vitamins, this smoothie is it! Coco Libre is an USDA organic, GMO-free coconut water that’s made from organic coconuts sourced in the Philippines. By using coconut concentrate (which does not lessen the amount of nutrients), Coco Libre is able to stay eco-smart and Made in the USA. When you combine this naturally electrolyte-charged coconut water with antioxidants from strawberries, Omega-3s from flax, and iron from spinach, you get a nutrient-dense breakfast or post-workout shake that beats any energy drink out there.
Maqui Pineapple Morning
Because of their high antioxidant content, maqui berries are the perfect way to amp up the health benefits of any smoothie, especially because they also have a dose of iron, potassium and calcium. Both pineapple and squash are hydrating (not to mention full of vitamin C), and hemp seeds create a creamy smoothie base as well as provide healthy fats. This low calorie smoothie is the perfect way to start your day while moisturizing your skin from the inside out!
The reason bananas are so good to eat pre or post-workout is that they not only contain potassium (an essential nutrient for fluid and electrolyte balance in the body), but the good kind of carbs your body requires for energy. When combined with hydrating oranges, vitamin-infused collard greens, and healthy fat and protein from chia seeds and pecans, you have a well balanced meal substitute that will keep you muscles, immune system and digestion happy!
This fiberful blend will get your system running smoothly! Apricots are a good source of catechins, a family of flavonoid phytonutrients. These small fruits contain four to five grams of the anti-inflammatory catechins, as well as vitamins A and C. Speaking of vitamin C, rosehip powder is an excellent source. It’s also an anti-inflammatory, and may help regulate blood sugar levels, cholesterol, and blood pressure! This light drink is a fantastic nutrient-dense meal replacement, or a energy-boosting snack.
No coffee needed if you start your morning off with this smoothie! Matcha tea provides a dose of natural caffeine, as well as L-Theanine, an amino acid that helps induce calmness. This combination helps you feel relaxed and focused, without any of the jitteriness that a morning latte can sometimes bring. Combine that with a hefty serving of vitamin C from pear and kiwis, along with healthy protein and fiber from hemp protein, and you have a light, low-fat breakfast or snack that will power you through your whole day.